RUMOR: Pegatron, Hon Hai win Apple orders for CDMA iPhone production

“The Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., now the world`s largest EMS (electronic manufacturing service) provider, is reportedly going to ship the newest CDMA edition of iPhone 4 to Apple Inc. in 2011, according to industry sources,” Steve Chuang reports for China Economic News Service (CENS).

The sources noted that Apple’s order for the CDMA iPhone 4 has been shared evenly between Hon Hai and its Taiwanese peer Pegatron Corp., with Hon Hai`s shipment of the device projected at 15 million units for 2011,” Chuang reports. “Apple will launch the phone in early 2011 in cooperation with a couple of telecom companies as Verizon and China Telecom, in a bid to further boost its smartphone market share through exploring the CDMA segment.”

Chuang reports, “Institutional investors have projected total sales of iPhone smartphones at 50 million units for this year and 75 million units for 2011. As the biggest contract supplier for Apple, Hon Hai will surely benefit from the hot-sellers. Noteworthily, Hon Hai Group has poured US$299 million into construction of a factory in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, southwestern China, to engage in production of Apple’s iPad tablets.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]

38 Comments

  1. With the recent prolonging of the white iPhone 4 (why delay it until spring when that’s traditionally when a new iPhone model comes out?), and now this news of selling 15 million CDMA iPhones, I believe we will not see a new “iPhone 5” in 2011.

    I’ll repeat that. I don’t think a new iPhone is coming next year. The iPhone 4 is a great phone and it is strong enough to stand for a couple of years. Also, note that Apple wants to focus back on the Mac side of things — Mac OS X Lion will be a huge endeavor and take a lot of the Apple Campus’ resources. We’ll undoubtedly see some new Macs released next year, and maybe even iPad 2.

    Apple has a lot on their plate, and as you know, Jobs is just as proud of the things he’s said “no” to as the things he’s said “yes” to. It would not surprise me at all of they narrowed their focus to Mac OS X and iPad next year.

    Getting the iPhone on Verizon and maybe even more carriers in 2011 will be big enough news and drive sales strongly without the need of a new product launch.

    This is my 2 cents. I’m not stating it as fact. It’s just what I think — we’ll know in a few more months.

  2. With the recent prolonging of the white iPhone 4 (why delay it until spring when that’s traditionally when a new iPhone model comes out?), and now this news of selling 15 million CDMA iPhones, I believe we will not see a new “iPhone 5” in 2011.

    I’ll repeat that. I don’t think a new iPhone is coming next year. The iPhone 4 is a great phone and it is strong enough to stand for a couple of years. Also, note that Apple wants to focus back on the Mac side of things — Mac OS X Lion will be a huge endeavor and take a lot of the Apple Campus’ resources. We’ll undoubtedly see some new Macs released next year, and maybe even iPad 2.

    Apple has a lot on their plate, and as you know, Jobs is just as proud of the things he’s said “no” to as the things he’s said “yes” to. It would not surprise me at all of they narrowed their focus to Mac OS X and iPad next year.

    Getting the iPhone on Verizon and maybe even more carriers in 2011 will be big enough news and drive sales strongly without the need of a new product launch.

    This is my 2 cents. I’m not stating it as fact. It’s just what I think — we’ll know in a few more months.

  3. Another baseless rumor, and this one has faulty math.

    Analysts projecting 25 million unit sales growth 2011 over 2010, yet the rumor states that Pegatron and Hon Hai will each produce 15 million CDMA handsets. That means that GSM handsets will experience a 5 million unit sales decline in 2011..

    This is another bullshit article that ignores ATT’s 5 year exclusive contract in the US (expires in 2012).

  4. Another baseless rumor, and this one has faulty math.

    Analysts projecting 25 million unit sales growth 2011 over 2010, yet the rumor states that Pegatron and Hon Hai will each produce 15 million CDMA handsets. That means that GSM handsets will experience a 5 million unit sales decline in 2011..

    This is another bullshit article that ignores ATT’s 5 year exclusive contract in the US (expires in 2012).

  5. You are so unbelievably wrong. The mobile phone industry is growing so fast and there is so much competition on the hardware side. There’s no way Apple won’t release an iPhone 5 in 2011. If anything, they need to come out with a new model more often, not less often.

  6. You are so unbelievably wrong. The mobile phone industry is growing so fast and there is so much competition on the hardware side. There’s no way Apple won’t release an iPhone 5 in 2011. If anything, they need to come out with a new model more often, not less often.

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